DATES: October 10-11, 2017
VENUE: Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

DSI’s 2017 Insider Threat Symposium will focus on the efforts to develop insider threat programs across government agencies and private sector industry in order to provide them with the information and tools they need to identify, contain, and combat insider threats.

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2022 Confirmed Speakers Include:

Dr. Brad Millick, SES
Director, Insider Threat Program,
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security



Rachel Rojas
Assistant Director, Insider Threat Office,
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)




Sean Thrash
Insider Threat Program Manager,
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)



Delice Bernhard
Executive Director, Global Security,
JPMorgan Chase & Co.



William Evanina
Founder and CEO,
The Evanina Group



Dan Costa
Technical Manager, Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Management, CERT Division,
Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Download the Agenda Here

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Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

The 2022 Counter Insider Threat Symposium will focus on the plans, procedures, technologies, essential for identifying, preventing, and protecting against insider risks. Accelerating the implementation of effective insider threat programs and solutions is a main priority for the US Government and private sector. According to the 2022 Cost of Insider Threats Global Report released by the Ponemon Institute, insider threats have increased in frequency and cost over the last years. The report determined InT incidents are up 44% in 2022, the time to contain an InT increased from 77 days to 85 days, negligent insiders accounted for 56% of all InT incidents ($484,931 per incident), and malicious insiders caused 26% of InT incidents, costing $648,062 per incident. This year’s event will convene speakers from the DoD, DHS, IC, Federal Agencies, Industry, and Academia to discuss the current strategies and programs designed to mitigate the threats of today and examine the ways to prevent the threats of tomorrow.

Insider threats pose a complex and dynamic risk affecting both the public and private domains. In an increasingly active threat landscape, it is necessary that stakeholders and federal agencies are implementing and collaborating on the most effective practices in mitigating insider threats by accounting for new and increased stressors resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, correcting any flaws with remote work, strengthening cybersecurity and data infrastructure, and understanding the increased risk and reality of economic espionage. The 2022 Symposium will also feature a panel that will examine the intersection of insider threats and the financial services industry. Specifically, panelists will discuss the development of their respective insider threat programs, insider risks, and efforts in mitigating the threats of today to the critical financial industry. Speakers will highlight the issues in developing operational insider threat programs, the innovative technologies necessary to deter threats, and the significance of public-private partnerships in addressing the challenges faced by both sectors.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summit’s content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in networking and communication technology as well as key policy makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

The Only Whole of Govt. Insider Threat Event
2 Days, 16+ Speakers & Opportunities for Industry
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- Countering insider threats to support the USG’s efforts to strengthen critical counterintelligence and security programs

- Enhancing government-wide insider threat program frameworks to address and mitigate current and future risks

- Protecting the integrity and trustworthiness of the federal workforce

- Developing DHS’s insider threat program to address domestic extremism

- Ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability across the CIA to counter insider threats

- Enabling AFOSI efforts to detect, deter, and mitigate insider threat activity

- Preserving Naval and Marine Corps superiority through the identification and detection of potential risks across the threat spectrum

- Integrating the social and behavioral sciences as an integral component of every insider threat program

- Facilitating insider threat prevention in the energy sector

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At our Symposium You Have the Ability To:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing insider threat programs.

  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.

  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.
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Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

- DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, IC, DOJ, DHS, and Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

- DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

- The Symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD, IC and Federal employees and is considered an educational forum.

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Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Counter-Insider Threat Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here


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*Summit is CLOSED TO PRESS / NO RECORDINGS*